Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Moms, why should you look for the Mom's Choice seal on books or products?

We take the guess work out of deciding what media, books, products or services are appropriate for your family. Mom's are the largest consumer group in the country, but with the millions of products on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what's right for your family. That's where our organization can assist.

Our award winning selections go through several expert assessments before it can be selected to receive this prestigious honor. Our panel of judges are among the most credible and knowledgeable in their industry which ensures that each honoree meets our standard for excellence in family-friendly content. Among our experts are:

  • Dr. Twila Liggett, creator of the award winning PBS' Reading Rainbow and professor for early childhood education. Each year Dr. Liggett selects the most outstanding children's book which must meet her stringent guidelines in order to be considered.

  • Julie Aigner- Clark, creator of Baby Einstein and the Safe Side. Julie's expertise crosses many bridges; her background is as an elementary school teacher. Julie is also affiliated with the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which makes her an expert with regard to our youth of today.

  • Terry Doherty, founder of the non- profit, the Reading Tub ( Terry spends her days evaluating children's books ensuring that the books we select to receive our award are diverse and meet a high quality standard you can feel comfortable with.

We are an organization who believes strongly that parents need to feel confident with the materials they introduce to their children. We are not a program who selects products based on marketing or high profile PR, but rather we base our selections on the core values they were created from. The MCA is not about "whose who."

Each year, many of our awards will be presented to first time or self- published authors, mom entrepreneurs, philanthropic products, family- friendly web sites, magazines or services, innovative, exceptional educational products, and the list goes on. To look at the latest Mom's Choice products, visit our store-

I am a mom of three children and it was important for me to create a program that would reach out to the heart of a mom and support her in the nurturing of both herself and her child. It was also important for me to acknowledge the many creative geniuses out there by giving them a place they could be recognized for their contribution to society and the world at large.

We are all a part of this together and the MCA is positioned to lead the industry in the direction of recognizing the unique quality and heart so many people bring to their products or services.

Mom's if a product you love doesn't display a Mom's Choice "stamp of approval," we need to find out why and ensure that it does. It is the only way you will be assured it meets the quality standard you want for your family!

~Tara Paterson

Alumni Review- Some Babues Are Wild, Marion Dane Bauer

Some Babies Are Wild
Marion Dane Bauer, Author
Stan Tekiela, Photographer
Adventure Publications
820 Cleveland Street S.,
Cambridge, MN,
550089781591930846 $14.95

Sara Hassler- Reviewer

Enjoy a stolen moment in nature with little baby animals in Some Babies AreWild. Magical pictorials present individual stories of Mother Nature's youngest creatures caught off guard. Furry paws, fuzzy faces, prickly bodiesand big round eyes consume each spread with their activity, vulnerability and innocence. Author, Marion Dane Bauer's rhythmic text leads readers down a breathtaking nature trail of remarkable photography. Photographer, StanTekiela and his camera has opened an extraordinary window for readers topeer through. The flash of his shutter has captured animals in their private habitats, on their own and with family, in the wild. Readers will delight with the Animal Extras and Did You Know? educational section included in the back of the book. Fun and surprising baby animal facts highlight each animal pictured in the story. Some Babies Are Wild will fill readers with the joy of nature and family. This is a must have book for animal lovers of all ages and children who are interested in wildlife.

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A Certified Coach for Parents of Intuitives, Tara Paterson is raising four highly intuitive children with her husband. She is also the co-author of the book- Raising Intuitive Children, a syndicated columnist, parent advisor, and author of 100 plus parenting and spiritual articles. In 2004, she launched Moms In Print, a publishing company that assists “mom” authors. The following year, she created the Mom’s Choice Awards®, which assists mothers in selecting products and services for their families.

Paterson has appeared on CBS 48 Hours, the Today Show with Katie Couric, CNN with Anderson Cooper, the Early Show, and she is the founder and spokesperson for the Mom’s Choice Awards and an expert blogger for the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

She has been featured in the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Loudoun Magazine and quoted in the USA Today and Parenting Magazine. She has also been interviewed on several radio programs and has appeared as a spokeswoman on several national TV affiliates across the country.